The National Landcare Network (NLN) was formed to be a representative voice for the tens of thousands of Australians who freely give their time to care for our lands and waters. It is run by a Board and an advisory council, both of which are made up of volunteers from across the country.
Our Board is responsible for organisational governance and strategy. The Members Council, which consists of skilled and passionate landcarers from across the country, is where NLN members debate the issues facing on-ground volunteers and determine policies and strategic projects for the organisation. The Members Council enables the NLN to be a direct conduit from grassroots Landcare to policy makers and other national stakeholders.
Each state and territory has its own landcare organisation whose job it is to advocate for grassroots Landcare. These organisations are all members of the NLN, and nominate representatives to sit on its governing bodies. Click here to find out more about Landcare in your state or territory.
Through its representative structure, the NLN gathers information about matters that are important to the people who are working to protect Australia’s productive landscapes, and unique habitats and species. We work with politicians and policy-makers as well as other national organisations to advocate for practical solutions to these concerns.
The NLN also has a role in supporting state and territory peak bodies to be as effective as possible through promoting the sharing of knowledge, skills and experience.
On the 1st February 2009, a working group of representatives from state and territory community landcare organisations met in Melbourne to consider the formation of a national representative body for Landcare. The commonalities of our experiences and goals, together with our shared vision for Landcare, our environment and our communities, led quickly to affirmation: community Landcare in Australia needs national representation and a national voice. This was the beginning of the National Landcare Network.
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